lee shore
noun Date: circa 1580 a shore lying off a ship's leeward side and constituting a severe danger in storm

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lee shore — Lee Lee, a. (Naut.) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; opposed to {weather}; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel. [1913 Webster] {Lee gauge}. See {Gauge}, n. (Naut.) {Lee shore}, the shore on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lee shore — n. the shore on the lee side of a ship; shore toward which the wind is blowing and driving a ship …   English World dictionary

  • Lee shore — The terms lee shore and weather or windward shore are nautical terms used to describe a stretch of shoreline. These terms are defined from the point of view of a boat near the shore, so a lee shore is one found to the leeward side of the boat,… …   Wikipedia

  • lee shore — noun 1. a. : a shore lying off a ship s leeward side and constituting a severe danger in storm a dangerous lee shore F.D.Ommanney b. : a source of peril or cause of ruin dramatizes our present course as a drift toward the lee shore of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lee shore — 1. a shore toward which the wind blows. 2. on a lee shore, in difficulty or danger. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • lee shore — /ˈli ʃɔ/ (say lee shaw) noun a shore towards which the wind blows …   Australian English dictionary

  • lee shore — noun a shore, towards which the wind is blowing, and to which there is the danger of being driven …   Wiktionary

  • lee shore — noun a shore lying on the leeward side of a ship (and on to which the ship could be blown) …   English new terms dictionary

  • lee shore — noun (singular) technical a shore which the wind from the sea is blowing onto …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lee — Lee, a. (Naut.) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; opposed to {weather}; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel. [1913 Webster] {Lee gauge}. See {Gauge}, n. (Naut.) {Lee shore}, the shore on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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